# What is the difference between an expression and an equation?

An equation is a mathematical statement with an 'equal to' symbol between two algebraic expressions that have equal values

A variable expression (or) an algebraic expression is a combination of terms by the operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc.

## Answer: Expression is a random combination of numbers, while an equation has two different expressions connected to each other

Let's look into some examples

**Explanation:**

We can say that an expression is a random combination of numbers, variables, functions, etc.

For example, 3x - 2 is an expression.

While on the other hand, an equation means that two different expressions are connected to each other by an equal to sign in between,

For example, 3x - 2 = 5 + x is an equation.